Curator of the YouTube channel, TubaPeopleTV, Michael Grose joined the University of Oregon music faculty in 2001 as Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium. Prior to coming to Oregon, Grose was principal tuba of the Savannah Symphony Orchestra from 1986 to 2001, and the Hilton Head Orchestra from 1990 to 2001. He is currently the principal tuba of the Eugene Symphony. Grose received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Northwestern University, where he was a student of Arnold Jacobs beginning in 1981. After graduation, he continued his private study with Jacobs until 1998. Before assuming his position in Savannah, Grose was a tubist with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the Illinois Philharmonic. He has performed with the Chicago, Baltimore, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Honolulu, Charleston, and Jacksonville symphonies, and the Boise Philharmonic. He is also a regular substitute with the Oregon Symphony, and Oregon Ballet Theatre orchestra, both in Portland. An accomplished chamber musician, Grose received the Sweepstakes Award at the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition, making him the first tubist to receive that prize. Grose was also a prize-winner at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition in Pasadena, California. Both awards came while he was a member of the Chicago-based Asbury Brass Quintet. A founding member of the Millar Brass Ensemble, Grose has recorded with the Chicago Symphony for London/Decca, and the Millar Brass Ensemble on the Crystal Records label. Mr. Grose has worked with such notable conductors as Sir George Solti, James Levine, Mistislav Rostropovich, Zdeněk Mácal, Giancarlo Guerrero, Marin Alsop, Carlos Kalmar, James DePriest, Jorge Mester, JoAnn Faletta, and John Williams. Professor Grose is a member of the Oregon Brass Quintet, the faculty brass ensemble at the University of Oregon, which has performed at various regional music education conferences and the International Women’s Brass Conference. Since coming to UO, he has developed the website - www.TubaPeople.com - to highlight UO tuba-euphonium activities, and to offer educational/pedagogical materials about the tuba and euphonium to interested students, educators, and enthusiasts. Additionally, the YouTube channel – TubaPeopleTV– has garnered worldwide attention and praise for highlighting the pedagogy and professional stature of longtime Chicago Symphony Orchestra principal tuba, Arnold Jacobs. Additionally, Mr. Grose has partnered with Buenos Aires Philharmonic hornist, Christian Morabito, to launch and manage the website ArnoldJacobsenEspanol.com. Grose has given lectures on the pedagogy of Mr. Jacobs at several International Tuba Euphonium Conferences, as well as the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, International Horn Society Symposium, Italian Brass Week, University of Michigan, University of Tennessee, Arizona State University, UCLA among many others, and in South America and China. In addition to his UO teaching duties, Mr. Grose currently serves as the School of Music and Dance Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, was formerly an adjunct faculty member at Armstrong State University, Georgia Southern University, and, for twelve summers, served as the tuba faculty-artist at the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina.
- MMus 1985, Tuba Performance, Northwestern University
- BMus 1984, Tuba Performance, Northwestern University
- Sweepstakes Award, 1985 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition
- Prize-winner, 1985 Coleman Chamber Music Competition; Pasadena, California